Characteristics of Alkenes

Characteristics of Alkenes
Physical States:
1-4 Carbon Atoms = Gas
5-14 Carbon Atoms = Liquid
This is because of the greater Van der Waals
forces that exist between molecules in alkenes
and alkanes with more carbon atoms.
15+ Carbon Atoms = Solid
Solubility in water
Alkanes and Alkenes are insoluble in water,
but are soluble in nonpolar solvents
Alkanes and Alkenes do not
conduct heat or electricity well.
Melting points / Boiling points
As the number of carbon atoms increase,so does the
melting and boiling point of the alkane/alkene this is also a
result of the increased Van der Waals forces between
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